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Fabulous Ladies All Stars McLaren Vale Tour 2023

Fabulous Ladies
McLaren Vale "All-Stars" 2023

14 – 17 Sep 2023

Fully Booked

In partnership with Travelling Divas


Our popular McLaren Vale “All Stars” tour is on again for 2023! Join us 14 – 17 September for the ultimate long-weekend to this world-leading Australian wine region. You’ll visit the homes, vineyards and cellars of some of our favourite women in wine as they personally host you on their home turf!

These are women we’ve been working with and running events with over for the last 10 years. Our ALL-STARS! And you’ll be personally hosted by each and every one of them.

We’ve planned three full days and nights of VIP fabulous wine experiences with:

Corrina Wright & Brioni Oliver, Oliver’s Taranga Vineyards
Elena Brooks, Dandelion Vineyards
• Alexia Roberts and her brand-new brand, Larnook Wines!
• Louise Hemsley-Smith, Bosworth Wines
• Melissa Brown, Gemtree Wines
• Bec Hardy, Bec Hardy Wines

Get ready for personal meet-and-greets and guided tastings by these incredible women of wine at their own cellar door, access to rare and hard to find wines from their portfolio, plus a few other tasty surprises and more.

And between all that wine we’ve got some glorious dining and sightseeing happening too!

As always, our wine tours focus on women in wine, are conducted in partnership with our friends at Travelling Divas and are fully escorted by FLWS founder Jane Thomson. With a maximum of just 12 guests, our tours are both intimate and loads of fun! They also happen to be the ONLY all-women wine tours in Australia.

Come on your own and make new friends for life, or book in with a friend or two – single and twin share options are both available. We can’t wait to host you for the ultimate wine experience in McLaren Vale this September! Book now.

Brioni & Corrina, Oliver's Taranga
Bec Hardy, Bec Hardy Wines
Elena Brooks
Dandelion Vineyard
Elena Brooks Dandelion Vineyard
Melissa Brown
Gemtree Wines
Melissa Brown Gemtree Wines
Louise Hemsley-Smith
Bosworth Wines
Louise Hemsley-Smith Bosworth Wines
Alexia Roberts Larnook Wines
Alexia Roberts Larnook Wines
Tour Highlights Include
  • Personally hosted wining, dining and tasting events at the region’s most esteemed women-led wineries
  • Tick off a bucket list dining experience at the Star of Greece
  • VIP access to private residences and cellars of our All-Stars
  • Come away with a deep knowledge and appreciation of McLaren Vale’s unique terroir and wine styles
  • Be a VIP guest at the Adelaide Fabulous Ladies Wine Soiree
Thank you for a fantastic weekend away in McLaren Vale. It was a great four days full of wine, food & lots of laughs. Not knowing anyone ahead of the trip I wondered what it would be like….everyone got along well and the trip ran like clock work!
This is way more than a wine tour. I learnt so much. I was looked after unobtrusively but spectacularly. The behind the scenes expert organisation resulted in a seamless, enjoyable and very special experience. I will be going again – I recommend you do too!

Simply fill in the booking form and pay a deposit. You only need to ensure your deposit is paid in order to confirm your place for this September 2023 departure!

PLEASE NOTETravelling Divas are our Australian-based travel partners for all our fabulous wine-focused tours. You will be taken to their website to complete your booking. It’s super easy! And you know we only work with the best. (We bring the wine, they do the hard stuff. Travel ain’t easy.)

+ - Tour Price & Inclusions

Tour Price: AUD$1895 per person on a twin share basis. AUD$2295 single share per person.

Tour Starts: Adelaide

Tour Finishes: Adelaide Airport

Tour Dates: 14  – 17 September 2023


  • Fully escorted for the entire tour by Jane Thomson
  • 1 night’s accommodation, Adina Treasury Hotel Adelaide, or similar
  • 2 nights’ accommodation, Serafino McLaren Vale
  • Breakfast daily*
  • All meals inclusive of wine (except breakfast….)
  • VIP guest at Adelaide Fabulous Ladies’ Wine Soiree
  • Private, invitation-only wine experiences with our fabulous ‘All-Star’ women in wine, as detailed in the itinerary.
  • All winery fees & extras associated with cellar door entry
  • Private transport throughout, including airport transfer on departure

* Please note that breakfast at Serafino’s is a basic offering served in your room, which does have a small kitchenette to enable toasting of bread etc.


Airfares and departure taxes; transfers unless stated in the itinerary; items of a personal nature; phone calls; passport and visas; laundry or tips. Personal transport; excess baggage; security and government taxes; travel insurance. Meals not specifically mentioned in the itinerary; additional beverages (unless specifically described). Optional excursions or activities that may be offered but are not included in the tour price. Spa treatments and any items not specified. Any changes you choose to make during your holiday.

+ - Getting There

Both Qantas (including Jetstar) and Virgin offer regular flights to Adelaide from all capital cities.

+ - Tour Itinerary


Make your way from the airport to your home tonight Adina Treasury Apartment Hotel, where you will be met on arrival by your host.

Settle in, relax, maybe explore nearby and then get frocked up for your night as VIP guests of the Adelaide Fabulous Ladies Wine Soiree where you will enjoy a fab and very fun start to your Women in Wine *All Stars* getaway.

Back to hotel and goodnight!

Overnight accommodation: Adina Treasury Apartment Hotel
Meals included: Dinner


After breakfast this morning, you will join your fellow wine lovers and transfer to McLaren Vale.

First stop is Larnook Wines for a private vineyard tour, tasting and morning tea with Alexia Roberts. Lexi is an award winning winemaker, best known for her work at Penny’s Hill, now with her very own brand!

Next stop is Gemtree Wines, where you will meet the incredible Melissa Brown, co-owner and viticulturist. You will enjoy an insiders view of the biodynamic winemaking process (as well as a delicious wine tasting) followed by lunch platters and more of their gorgeous vino.

Time to check in to your accommodation at Serafino’s in McLaren Vale. This evening we are heading out to The Star of Greece, a top restaurant nearby and one with a view to die for!  Dinner tonight is a three course affair including delicious wines selected by Jane.

Back to the hotel for a great night’s sleep after a gorgeous day and to get ready for tomorrow!!

Overnight accommodation: Serafino Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Wine Tastings as mentioned


Post breakfast we will depart for a wine tasting at the fabulous Battle of Bosworth and meet the gorgeous Louise Hemsley-Smith. Enjoy a delicious tasting and the opportunity for some on-on-one time with this very fabulous lady.

We then head to the private residence of Bec Hardy for a fabulous and VERY exclusive visit. Bec’s family has been tending vineyards in McLaren Vale since the early 1850s when her great-great-great grandfather, Thomas Hardy, arrived from the UK. In 2015, Bec decided to make her own way in the Australian wine world and founded Bec Hardy Wines. In 2020, she acquired the Pertaringa wine brand from Wines by Geoff Hardy (her dad!), becoming the first woman in the family to own vineyards and produce her own wine!  We enjoy a delicious lunch here accompanied by her delightful wines.

Then this evening, we are away to Oliver’s Taranga, to meet Corrina Wright & Brioni Oliver, for a casual night of pizzas and wine. This incredible duo will share their stories and experiences.

Overnight accommodation: Serafino Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Wine Tastings as mentioned


This morning indulge in a light brekky as it is then time to check out, depart and arrive at Dandelion for our last fabulous wine experience with Elena Brooks, fabulous woman, founder, co-owner, winemaker and more. A beautiful brunch and tasting (in one of the most spectacular wine settings ever) creating a magical end to this great escape.

We will finish here and then transfer directly to Adelaide Airport, arriving by 1.30pm at the latest. So flights are safe from 2.10 onwards!

Overnight accommodation: Serafino Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Wine Tastings as mentioned

*Itinerary is a guide only and may change due to winery availability changes.

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